Hollywood star David Carradine horrified friends at his father's1988 funeral, by propping up the corpse so guests could have one last "conversation" with him.

Fellow actor Michael Madsen was amazed to hear about the Kill Bill 2 star's macabre antics, but admits he is so eccentric the story is entirely believable.

He recalls, "I did hear an interesting story about David Carradine and the Carradine brothers. Apparently when they went to the funeral of their father, JOHN, they lifted his body out of the coffin, stood it up in the corner and had conversations with it.

"Knowing David as I do, I think that story might be true."

31/05/2005 03:21